Friday Night Lights: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derek Luke, who last appeared in the critically acclaimed Pieces Of April, is in final negotiations to join the football squad in Universal Pictures' pigskin drama Friday Night Lights for director Peter Berg.

Also in final negotiations is Lee Thompson Young, former star of Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson." Luke would play the senior running back and captain of the football team in a gridiron-obsessed West Texas town who wrestles with his pride when he sustains an injury.